Posts Tagged ‘cool theaters’
December 17th, 2012 – On a daily basis we are working hard at KNSTRCT to showcase architects and designers that express a new wave of energy into their work. We appreciate, and want to celebrate these creatives who continue to push boundaries and explore unpaved routes. Elk Delugan Meissl, Roman Delugan, and Sebastian Brunke of Vienna-based firm Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, are exactly the kind of folks we’re referring to. The team at Delugan Meiss have unveiled their latest project, The Festival Hall of The Tiroler Festspiele Erl, a dark angular structure that spawns outwards from a grassy knoll and reaches up towards the sky.
The new structure is built adjacent to the existing festival hall, a curved white building. “The festival hall’s geometry develops from the surrounding topography and places the building and the already existing festival hall in juxtaposition,” the architects explained.
The concept of the new build was derived from the idea that spaces of different zoning and configurations implement the focus on communication and peace, dynamics and concentration. The origami-like building is meant to complement the nearby organically shaped structure with a new sense of expression.
The sharp angles of the architecture continue onto it’s surface with a geometric pattern engraved into the building, which consumes the entire exterior. Architectural conditions in the building’s interior are devolved into a subtle control of the motion sequences through their sensual perception.
The access staircase is integrated into the terrain’s topography and leads visitors into the building’s interior. The foyer allows a wide range of impressions of the surrounding natural environment as well as to the existing summer festival hall.
Coherently, the approach to the concert hall is effectively emphasized by the gentle rise of the entry level. The concert hall, which is situated at the center of the building like a shell. This area is anchored to an existing large rock at the back, and is connected to the foyer via two accesses on each level.
The dynamic aesthetic of the structure flows into the concert hall with angular, acoustic bearing walls surrounding a plethora of seats. The walls are covered with dark wood panels with lighting discreetly secured underneath to light the 800 seat auditorium and 4,800 square foot stage.
Learn more about the Festical Hall, Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, and their work here.
(Photography: Brigida Gonzalez)
The architects over at Esrawe gave Mexico City’s Plaza Condesa a new face lift – no, seriously. The team of talented visionaries stepped in to add three new levels onto the facade of the performance theater, which now provide a ticket sales, reception to elevators, and souvenir shop.
The renovation stirred up some strong feelings about how exactly it would authentically pay homage to the buildings 1950′s roots. Esrawe wanted to Take inspiration from the time period that gave rise to the building, (the transition from modernism to post-modernism), it reclaims the value of functionality and applies it to the present time.
The existing structure consists of 6 levels, a mezzanine and basement. Presently the ground floor has a lobby area, bar, coat room, kitchen, storage rooms, restrooms, and a stage with its backstage dressing rooms and bathrooms. The other levels house offices, more storage rooms and restrooms, and multiple halls.
Esrawe construct the three levels above the lobby which lead into the performance hall, along with a little sprucing of the performance theater itself. Vertical wood panels dress the walls of the lobby and flow to the walls of the floors above, only stopping at window displays which pay homage to Mexican music and culture in the 1950′s.
The gray ceiling and theater facade divide the wood and have disc looking rings of light which are scattered on the wall and up to the ceiling, creating a very theatrical lighting effect.
Inside the theater – Esrawe designed an over sized angular custom pattern and turned it into a wall paneling system which acts as the dominant decor feature in the space. The vibrant and dynamic new venue is sure to attract the worlds biggest acts!
(Photography: Guido Torres)
The concept of the new Wuhan Cinema, designed by Hong Kong based firm One Plus Partnership Limited, is founded on the idea of pixels and movement, a concept which sparked a variation of block-like designs for each different space in the theater. The designers went all out when creating the grand hall of the theater. 6,000 connecting Stainless steel panels graciously curve and hug the space creating a spectacular dark silver entrance. The metal panels are broken into various sizes, and have a mirror like quality, which is the cause to a magical play on movement as the reflections of the visitors drift past the panels.
Beyond the grand hall, Square blocks become seats and tables in the concession area, while the table tops the designer retro-fitted LCD screens under glass so theater goers can watch the latest trailers and film trivia. Hallway walls are outfitted with undulating rectangular forms which shoot out from the wall, plush theater carpeting is covered with a custom pixeled pattern, and the restrooms are fit into individually lit cubes which glow green, like Kryptonite. Talk about a having whole new cinematic experience!
Over in Madrid, the people behind the cultural complex Matadero have decided to celebrate the world of non-fiction cinema by dedicating a brilliant new space, which includes a massive film library, film set, and two movie theaters to the subject. The space, designed by the Spanish architects at ch+qs, is exploding with vibrant lighting, which casts dramatic shadows, creatin exciting and dynamic points of interest.
The film library is outfitted with black washed wood planks on the floors, walls, and ceilings, and has an elongated stair case that shoots through the center of the floors. The vertical railings of the stairs are horizontally intertwined with clear plastic tubing with warm lighting weaved between; an effect which causes a luminous glow, lighting up the entire library.
One floor of the library doubles as a learning center for visitors who want to better acquaint themselves with “Cinematheque”. While the other floors provide dark display shelving for the 1,000 plus films and books about the subject.
The 244 square meter film set is an open space, designed to be versatile for many uses. The Matadero is making the space available to all film makers, specifically, young and aspiring film makers with low budgets. Once the films are made, makers can showcase their work in one of two new 239-seat theaters
We are slightly blown away with the design of the theater! The architects brought back the plastic tube weaving we saw in the film library, but this time with black plastic tubing instead of clear, to create a darker effect when introduced with theater lighting. The weaving wraps up the walls and over theater guests, which helps with both sound, light and sound absorption.
Also, each seat number glows, so you can always get back to your seat in case you need to break it for the restrooms!
These new film dedicated areas are an addition to an old building. Architect Cayetana de la Quadra-Salcedo explained that they “wanted to create a ’tissue’ uniform to ‘dress’ the building without altering the volumes of the original building, but adapting to its new use, a canvas where you can recreate the cinematic effect